Alexander of Tralles
Author(s) : Banev Guentcho (13/6/2002)Translation : Velentzas Georgios
For citation: Banev Guentcho, "Alexander of Tralles",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7168>
Physician and writer of medical works. He was born around 525 in Tralles and died in Rome around 605. He is considered the most important Byzantine doctor. He established the clinical study of herbal medicines and made a major contribution to the development of pharmacology. His work had a great impact both in his time and later on; it was also translated into Latin, Jewish and Arabic. His therapeutic methods spread widely and were kept in use until recently.
Date and Place of Death
ca 605 AD, Rome
Date and Place of Birth
ca 525 AD, Tralles
3. Exercise of medicine
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